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Steve Frias (a.k.a "Fries") grew up in a restaurant. Boca Chica Restaurante in St. Paul, opened over 50 years ago by his parents, Guillermo and Gloria Frias, is where Steve learned his craft. The burritos on our menu are made the way his mom and dad taught him. Steve is famous for saying, "Everything tastes better in a tortilla."
Steve has a second food-love: hamburgers. Steve appreciates burgers of all kinds, but his favorite is the classic COLT burger - a big, juicy patty smothered in Cheese and topped with Onion, Lettuce and Tomato, and nestled between two fluffy buns.
As Steve's daughter, Marie, grew up, the two of them often went on a hunt for the best burger in town. No matter where Steve and Marie went, the two of them had to find the best local burger joint.
And baseball...Steve and Marie both love baseball. Steve coached Little League in St. Paul for over 30 years. When she was little, Marie was always at her dad's side on the field. They both have fun going to Twins games, and twice have gone to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. The inside of Peppers & Fries reflects this devotion to all things baseball.
In 2014 Steve decided to bring his two food loves and his adoration of baseball together under one roof. He asked his daughter Marie (who he also loves) to join him and ... Peppers & Fries was born.
We hope you'll love our burgers and burritos as much as we do. Tip: they both go great with one of our local craft beers!